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A Minor Review of ‘09: Baltimore Orioles
FanGraphs gives their opinion on Matt Wieters, Brandon Waring, Billy Rowell, Caleb Joseph, and Brandon Erbe. -Stacey

SAL renews president's contract.
The South Atlantic League Board of Owners and Directors, during their 2009 Fall Meetings in Lexington, Kentucky, voted unanimously to extend the contract of President Eric Krupa for 2 years, through October 2012. Krupa was hired by the league in 2007 to succeed John Henry Moss, the league's founder and leader for 50 years. -duck

Catching up with Gary Cates, ex-Shorebird
Gary Cates holds the record for the most games played with the Shorebirds. You gotta like a guy who lists his third favorite memory of playing for Delmarva as "Squirming around at second base because Willie Harris put Icy Hot in my socks as a prank." -duck

Ripken to be keynote speaker at Red Cross Evening of Stars
Cal gets his charity on. -Stacey

Right Off Russell » Matt Wieters Facts Contest
Right Off Russell is having a contest and the winner gets their very own Matt Wieters Facts t-shirt. Just submit your own MWF and if it's selected as the best, you win! -Stacey

Yankees to inquire about Roy Halladay -
It is not even a slight exaggeration when I say that if Roy Halladay becomes a Yankee I will vomit. -Stacey

2009 Silver Slugger teams announced
Congrats to Nats 3B Ryan Zimmerman on his first silver slugger. See the link for the full list. -Stacey

Report: John Wetteland Taken to Hospital With 'Mental Issue'
Mariners bullpen coach and former Yankees closer John Wetteland was described in a phone call to the police as "possibly suicidal." No news on his current condition. -Stacey

Riggleman gets Nationals managing job for 2010
Jim Riggleman beat out Bobby Valentine for the Nats managing job. Maybe this is just the thing the team needs to turn itself around. -Stacey

Celizic: MLB needs Cuban to breathe new life into game
That's what baseball needs: Mark Cuban! -duck

Hudson agrees on $28M, 3-year deal with Braves  |
The Braves have officially signed Tim Hudson. Good for them. -Stacey

Well Clarice -- have the Open Threads stopped screaming?